Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dream Girl's Kind of Place

Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Monday, Feb 04, 2008


It’s like telling me to choose one favourite film from the hundred odd I have done. My journey round the globe began as a Bharatnatyam artiste. I vividly remember the excitement of discovering the history-rich Russia when I performed at the Festival of India. Then films happened and more travelling too. Besides the thrill of facing the camera, the chance to be on the move and explore places is a perk. I have visited the U.S., Europe (especially the gorgeous Switzerland), the Middle East, Malaysia and the U.K. several times.
The English charm

There’s something special about every country. But the English charm works magic on me. I am as chilled out in London as I am at home in Chennai. One reason is because my sister lives there. Theatre is the other attraction. It’s a fabulous experience to watch plays. I love walking down the Oxford Street, picking up knick-knacks, cosmetics and trendy clothes. The parks, lakes, museums, the countryside… there’s a lot to see. You need at least a week to get know to know London.
Next stop

I am eagerly awaiting my first trip to Japan. I am going there for a dance show. Some day I want to visit China.
Salad days

It’s not difficult to be a vegetarian and a globe trotter these days. Indian food is very popular out in the West. Anyway, I don’t like to waste time fussing over food when travelling. Salad, sandwiches and fresh fruits are enough to keep me going.

Light. I mean mentally too.

Unlucky Kollywood

From my point of View kollywood is the most unlucky field not using up the opportunites of good actress like Sukanya who has beauty and extraordinary acting talent.

She is suitable for playing village girl character as well as the city girl who can change her acting skills and appearance according to the character.

She not only looks good in saree in modern tress too.

I think kollywood doesn't gives values to the tamil nadu girls who is having beauty as well as acting talent.

They doesn't know the meaning the value of Diamond. Here Diamond-->Sukanya(My dream Actress -> Acting,Dancing,Musical-->talents)

Dream Girl's Recent Events

Saturday, February 21, 2009
People of the film fraternity convened under one roof to pay tribute to the late veteran actors MN Nambiar and Nagesh. The gathering was arranged at the Nadigar Sangam office this morning at 10 O' clock by the film association and was attended by prominent personalities.

Our dream girl was also one of the member to attend this event.

Azhagi's Azhagu music album

Popular Tamil film actress Sukanya, once a leading heroine, has now turned music composer with the release of her album.

The cassettes and VCDs were formally launched at a brief function here today, in which film personalities including Director Bharathiraja, well-known musician M S Viswanthan, lyricist Vaali, popular film actress Lakhshmi and others participated. Later, Sukanya told newspersons that she had no 'Guru' (teacher) and learnt music on her own. She said she would compose music as well as continue acting, and added that she was also interested in composing music for films if given a chance. She said presently she was acting in a Malayalam movie and a few teleserials, including 'Anantham' on Sun TV.

Earlier, Sukanya also met Maestro Ilayaraja and handed over the audio cassettes and VCDs of her composition to him after getting his blessings

My Dream Actress Honoured in Toronto,Canada

Suganya, the well know south indian movie star graced the bharatanatya Arganteram of Sundaralingam and Rosani Sundaralingam held recently in Scarborough. In this picture Mr.Logendralingam, the editor in chief utayan is presenting the Certificate of Honour on the behalf of M.P for Scarborough - Agni.court Hon.Jim karyginnis.

The Event happened in July 2007.

Certificate For Good Dance and Artist by Tamil People in Japan

Sukanya a famous South Indian Cine Actress, has achieved a great success as glamorous film star and her classical role as a Bharatanatyam dancer. She has received a prestigious kalaimamani award by Government of Tamil nadu.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Princess involved in Social Services

Actress Sukanya at the launch of the people's forum along with neurologist Dr Krishnamoorthy Srinivas, people's forum coordinator Dharma Raman and Dr E S Krishnamoorthy in Chennai yesterday.It is the media that promotes various myths on epilepsy causing emotional problems to the affected, film artiste Sukanya has said.

She said this on the occasion of National Epilepsy Day in Chennai yesterday.Launching a professional and people's forum on, the actress said the condition of living with epilepsy could improve if awareness on the disease were more among the general public.

Princess Sense of Humour

Sukanya has acted as Heroine with comedy Hero in Comedy Movie Krishna Krishna in 2001. She has good sense of Humour too. Comment's on Sukanya:

Sukanya is a talented artiste.She shows good comic timing with some of her dialogs.

Beauty Acted as a Model

Sukanya has acted as a model for the jeyachandran textiles advt, S.M Silks and Recently for Bru Coffee and CSC advt.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Meaning of the Word of Our Dream Girl(Sukanya)

In Hindu mythology, Sukanya (Sanskrit: सुकन्‍या), daughter of Shryayati, was the wife of the great sage Chyavana.

The sage had spent so long in meditation that he was covered by a termite nest. The beautiful girl Sukanya came upon the nest and saw two shining objects inside. Not realizing these were the eyes of the sage, she poked playfully at them, and the sage was blinded.

Chyavana was enraged, and Sukanya's father placated him by offering her in marriage. After their marriage Sukanya served the sage cheerfully, despite his old age, blindness, and ugliness.

One day she was spotted by the Ashwini Kumaras, identical twins who served as physicians of the gods, who decided that her ethereal beauty was worthy of residence in heaven rather than languishing on the Earth serving an old blind sage. They asked her to marry one of them. Being a faithful wife, she vehemently objected to their request. Pleased with her devotion to her husband, the Ashwini Kumaras offered to restore her husband's youth and eyesight. The bargain was conditional on Sukanya's ability to distinguish her husband from the twins themselves. If she failed to do so they would return him to old age and blindness. All parties accepted these terms. The Ashwini Kumaras asked Chyavana to accompany them into the nearby pond. Being demigods, the Ashwini Kumas left no footprints on the bank as they exited the pond. Although the rejuvenated sage looked identical to the twins, he left footprints. The Ashwini Kumaras blessed the couple and left. In return they also requested that the sage give them a share of the sacrificial offerings in the future. This results in a conflict with the king of god, Indra. See Mada for details of the story.

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Beauty's Ambition

Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003

REMEMBER THE sprightly girl Sukanya who made her debut in Telugu with Peddarikam and co-starred Kamalhasan in Bharatheeyudu. Well, she is reappearing on Telugu screen with Naidu LLB — a bilingual film, in an important role.

However, her ambition is to direct a movie which she plans to do so soon. Armed with the experience of directing some episodes for a television serial on Sun TV, perhaps, this should be a cakewalk for her.

ExtraOrdinary Acting Talent

Ellam Avan Seyal

Sukanya's expressions and the way she delivers her dialogues are quite bizarre

--Chennai Online

Beauty as the Judge

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 12 One of Kerala's leading TV channel, Jeevan TV, will launch a reality show dubbed "2 Crore Apple Megastar" Feb 1 next year, which will carry a total prize money of Rs.20 million.

Announcing details of the programme, Baby Mathew, managing director of Jeevan TV, told reporters the reality show would select best male and female singers and dancers.

"The total prize money to be won would be Rs.20 million. The contest would be open to people between 15 and 30 years. All those interested would have to get in touch with the channel before Jan 15," said Mathew.

Leading Malayalam film director Kamal has been roped in as the director of the reality show.

Award winning playback singer Chithra, film actor Sukanya and music director Deepak Dev have been selected by the channel as the jury.

So Sad

Chennai | February 19, 2007

With the death of parents of two popular actors and a film director today, a pall of gloom decended on Kollywood.

Sixty-three-year-old Ramesh, a film producer and father of famous actress Sukanya passed away in the city following a brief illness today. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Symbol of Good Character

மும்பைத் தாக்குதலில் உயிரிழந்தவர்களுக்கு அஞ்சலி செலுத்தும் நிகழ்ச்சி சென்னை ஏ.வி.எம்., ஸ்டூடியோவில் நடந்தது. சினிமாவில் இருந்து ரிட்டையர்ட் ஆகி, "டிவி'யில் "திறமை' காட்டி வரும் குயிலி, சுகன்யா, தேவயானி உள்ளிட்ட நடிகைகள் கலந்து கொண்டனர்.நடிகை சுகன்யா, பார்ப்பதற்கு 20 வயது பெண் போல் மார்டன் ட்ரெஸ்சில், கழுத்திலும் கைகளிலும் நகைகள் எதுவும் அணியாமல், சிக்கென்று வந்திருந்தார். அனைவரின் பார்வையும் அவர் மீதே விழுந்தது.நிகழ்ச்சிக்கு வந்திருந்த அனைவரும் ஒருவருடன் ஒருவர் பேசி, அஞ்சலி நிகழ்ச்சி என்பதைக் கூட பொருட்படுத்தாமல், சிரித்து அரட்டை அடித்துக்கொண்டிருக்க, சுகன்யாவோ யாருடனும் பேசாமல் ஒதுங்கியே இருந்தார். "ஏன் உம்மென்று இருக்கிறீர்கள்?' என்று கேட்ட போது, போட்டோகிராபர்கள் பக்கம் லேசாக திரும்பிவிட்டு, "அஞ்சலி நிகழ்ச்சி என்பதால் சிரித்து பேசக்கூடாதில்லையா' என்று கொஞ்சலாக தெரிவித்தார்.
"கேமராவைப் பார்த்தால் சுகன்யாவுக்கு அவ்வளவு பயமா?' என சிரித்தார் அருகில் இருந்த சீனியர் நிருபர்.

கண்டேன் சுகன்யாவை (By Sukanya Fan)

சினிமாவில் நடித்து புகழ் பெற யாருக்குத்தான் ஆசையில்லை?ஆனால் அந்தப் புகழ்
ஏணியின் உச்சிக்குப் போய்விட்டால் அப்பப்பா.அவர்களின் சுதந்திரம் போய்விடுகிறது வெளியில் இஷ்டப்படி வர முடிவதில்லை நண்பர்கள் குழாமுடன் பீச்சில் காலாற
அடக்க முடிவதில்லல எங்கு போனாலும் விசிறிகள் ,,,,,தேனீப்போல் சூழ்ந்துக்
கொள்கிறார்கள் போலீஸ் படை வரவேண்டி இருக்கிறது எல்லாம் ஏ,சி, காருக்குள்தான்
அவர்கள் உலகம் ,அல்லது பங்களாக்குள் தான் ,,,,,,வெளி நாடுகளில் நம்
இந்தியர்களின் படப்பிடிப்புக்கு அவ்வள்வு பேர்கள் மொய்ப்பதில்லை அவரவர் வேலையைக் கவனித்து போய் வ்ருகின்றனர் நான் பெல்ஜியம் போன போது மலர்கள் திருவிழா இருந்தது
அப்போது சில படப்பிடிப்பும் நடந்தது,,..கூட்டம் கூடாமல் இருப்பதைப்
பார்த்து வியந்தேன்,ஏதோ ஒரு இருவர் தூரத்தில் நின்று தொந்தரவு கொடுக்காமல் பார்க்கிறார்கள்,,,,,

நான் சமீபத்தில் திருவண்ணாமலைப் போயிருந்தேன் .அப்போது நான் தங்கி இருந்த
இடத்தில் நடிகை சுகன்யாவும் தன் உறவினர்களுடன் வந்திருந்தாள்,நான் அவளைப்
பர்ர்த்த போது ஒரு புன்முறுவல் அளித்தேன் அவளும் அதைத் திருப்பித் தந்தாள்,பின்
நான் அதை மறந்தே போனேன் ,மறு நாள் ஸ்ரீ யோகி ராம் சூரத் குமாரின் ஆஸ்ரம
சென்றிருந்தேன் அஙகும் அவளைக் கண்டேன் ,பேச ஆரம்பித்தோம் இன்னும் எவ்வள்வு
நாட்கள் இங்கு இருப்பீர்கள் ,,எதாவது ஷூட்டிங்கா?என்று கேட்டேன் "இல்லை
ஸ்ரீ ரமணாஸ்ரமத்திற்கு தான் வந்தோம் ,,நாளைப் போய்விடுவோம் என்றாள்,,
நானும் வந்துவிட்டேன் ,மாலை ரமணாஸ்ரமத்தில் ஸ்ரீ மஹாமேருவிற்கு சஹஸ்ரநாம
அர்ச்சனை கொடுத்திருந்தேன் அங்கு அவளும் வந்துவிட்டாள் ,என் அருகில்
அமர்ந்தாள் ரொம்ப அழகு ரொம்ப ஸிம்பிள் ,,நல்ல பண்பு மரியாதை எல்லாம் இருந்தன ,,
வேடிக்கை என்னவென்றால் அவள் தேவியைப் பார்க்க வருபவர்கள் எல்லோரும் கோவிலின் தேவியைவிட்டுவிட்டு இந்தத்தேவியைப் பார்க்க ஆரம்பித்தார்கள் என்க்கு எதோ போல் இருந்தது ஒரு குடும்பம் .வந்திருந்தது,,முதலில் அவர்கள் வீட்டு 12 வயது பெண் இவளைப் பார்த்து குடுகுடு என்று ஓடி தன் அம்மாவை அழைத்து,,ஹாய் சுகன்யா அம்மா,,என்று கூற அவளும் எங்கே எங்கே என்று பரபர என்று கண்ணால் தேட
பின் கண்டுபிடித்த மகிழ்ச்சி முகத்தில் ததும்ப தன் கணவரைக் கூப்பிட ஓடினாள்
"இங்கே வாங்கோன்னா ஒரு விஷயம்,,,,,"என்ன ,,இதோ வரேன் பூ வாங்கிக் கொண்டு,,,,,,,இது கணவர் "இல்லையில்லை.இப்போ வாங்கோ நம்ம சுகன்யா வந்திருக்கிராள் அப்புறம் பாக்க முடியாது "என்று கூறி அவர் கையைத் தரதர என்று இழுத்துக் கொண்டு வர அவரும் பரிதாபமாக நடக்க ,பின் அவருக்கும் சுகன்யயவின் தரிசனம் கிடைத்தது அங்கு ஆர்த்தி எடுக்கும் போது எல்லோர் கண்களும் சுகன்யா பக்கம் தான் ,,,,,நடுவில் நான் தியானத்தில் மூழ்கிவிட்டேன் எல்லோரும் எழுந்து நிற்பது தெரியாமல் கண்களை மூடிக் கொண்டிருந்தேன் .அப்போது என்னை எழுப்ப நானும் எழுந்து நின்றேன் ,பின் அம்பாளுக்கு ஒரு பாட்டு பாடச் சொல்ல நடிகை சுகன்யா தன்
இனிமையானக் குரலில் சிவன் மீது ஒரு பாட்டு பாடினாள் மிகவும் அழ்காக இனிமையாக
இருந்தது ,பின் நான் அவளிடம் கேட்டேன் "என்ன இன்று அக்ஷ்யதிருதியை தவிர மேரு பூஜை ஆகையால் லட்சுமி அல்லது அம்பாள் மேல் பாடி இருக்கலாமே " என்றேன் அவளும் இதை நானே இயற்றியது ஆகையால் இங்கு பாடத் தோன்றியது என்றாள் அவளை வாழ்த்திவிட்டு வந்தேன் .அன்று பல பேர்கள் சுகன்யாவைத்தான் ரசித்தார்கள் ..கோவிலை மறந்தார்கள் நாம் எங்கே போகிறோம் ?..,,,,,என்றகேள்வி என்னைக் குடைந்து எடுத்தது,
பாவம் நடிகர் நடிகைகளுக்கு எங்கு சுதந்திரம் ,,?,,,,,,,,

Sukanya in Ulagaayutha Awards: A star-studded event !

For classic film lovers, the function was a walk down memory lane. Bi-Cell�s Cinema Today exhibition and Ulagaayutha award function were jointly organized at the Chennai Trade Centre Nandambakkam on March 6, 7 and 8th. Many eminent people from the movie industry attended the two-day seminar arranged as part of the awards event. Subendu Dutta, MD, Sony Ltd., Thriunavukarasu, editor, Nizhal magazine, directors R.C. Shakthi and K. Bhagyaraj graced the opening ceremony. On the second day, a workshop and seminar on photography were orgainzed attended by renowned cinematographers from Kollywood. The third day incorporated another seminar attended y directors M. Raja, Karu Pazhaniappan, artist Trotsky Marudhu and film historian Randor Guy.

A book by T.P. Rajalakshmi, heroine of the first talkie Kalidas, was released by actress Sukanya. Awards were given to films released between 1931 and 1935. The Ulagaayutha Talkie was awarded to Seetha Kalyanam and Thuukku Thuukki, released in 1935. Seetha Kalyanam hero S. Rajam received the award from contemporary heroes Jayam Ravi and Jiiva. Along with it, a cash award of 10,000 sponsored by the Peraanmai assistant directors� crew was also given. Producer Av. Meyyappa Chettiar, producer of the classic Alli Arjuna, Kalidas film director H.M. Reddy, lyricist Baskaradas, Seetha Kalyanam�s character artist and Veenai.S. Balachander's son S.P.S. Raman, T.K.S. Kalaivanan, N.S. Krishnan�s son-in-law Varadarajan who had performed in Menaka, Dambachari hero Ganesh Babu, Pavalakkodi director Ramachandran were also honoured. The awards were given by K. Balachander, Kum. Sachu, Sukanya and director S.P. Muthuraman. Ulagaayutha Founder director S.P. Jananathan gave the vote of thanks to all the celebrities and award winners.

Indian expats throng cultural show

For the Indian community, especially those from the south Indian States, here all roads led to Doha Cinema on Thursday. The reason was pretty obvious. South Indian film actress Sukanya was performing there. As could be expected, the show was huge success with members of the Indian diaspora here flocking to see the event. The four-hours programme featured classical dances, comedy skits, group dance and mimicry. The show began with a beautiful group song by artists from India.

The Lord of Dances is my favourite deity

Sukanya Ramesh

Mar 21 : Having learnt classical dance for a major part of my life, devotion has been inculcated in me. Also, family values have nurtured bhakti within me right from when I started knowing the world. When I go to temples and see the sculptures and their mudras, the sense of divinity comes from within.

When you are performing a dance on Krishna, Rama, Shiva or Murugan, being expressive is very essential. You cannot perform well if you do not live the character you are portraying. When enacting either deities or devotees, there has to be bhavam.

You learn a lot of things when you go to a temple. For instance, the bhava of cleaning up the temple or making a kolam or rangoli is a small service you do which helps your surroundings to look better and beautiful. It gives a nice feeling. Lord Shiva is my favourite deity. One reason is that He is the "Lord of Dances". And the other is that He is so simple. He is a Thyaga Swaroopam. He does not wear jewels nor is He dressed in costly attires.

He is the very symbol of a typical human being on earth — when we come into this world we do not bring anything and when leave we do not take anything from here. Being materialistic is not worthy.

(As told to Shankaran Malini)

— Sukanya is a popular actress from the South

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sukanya -As The God(Adhi Parasakthi)

ராஜ் டிவியில் நடிகை சுகன்யா ஆதிபராசக்தியாக நடிக்கும் "ஆதிபராசக்தி" புராணத் தொடர் வெள்ளி தோறும் இரவு 8 மணிக்கு ஒளிபரப்பாகிறது.அன்னை எந்தெந்த திருத்தலங்களில் எத்தனை விதமான திருவிளையாடல் புரிந்திருக்கிறாள் என்பதை காட்சிப்படுத்தும் தொடர் இது.காஞ்சி காமாட்சியாக இருந்து குடும்ப வாழ்வின் பெருமையை விளக்கும் அவளே மதுரை மீனாட்சியாக இருந்து வீரத்தை விளக்குகிறாள். கருணையின் வடிவான அவளே காளியாகவும் இருந்து அசுரவதம் புரிகிறாள். அவளால் எத்தனையோ புலவர்கள் வாக்குவளம் பெற்று பல அரிய நூல்கள் தந்திருக்கிறார்கள்.

மாங்காட்டில் காமாட்சியாக இருக்கும் அன்னை, திருவேற்காட்டில் கருமாரியாக வந்து காட்சி தருகிறாள். பாம்பாக இருக்கும் அவளே, வேம்பாகவும் இருந்து அருள் புரிகிறாள். இந்த அன்னை இமயம் முதல் குமரி வரை எந்தெந்த திருத்தலங்களில் பக்தர்களுக்கு எவ்விதமாய் காட்சியளித்தாள் என்பதை தொடரும் காட்சிகளில் காணலாம்.ஆதிபராசக்தியாக நடிகை சுகன்யா நடிக்கிறார். மாஸ்டர் ஸ்ரீதர், காளிதாஸ் உள்ளிட்ட நட்சத்திரங்களும் உண்டு.இத்தொடருக்கு கதைவசனம் கே.பி.அறிவானந்தம் எழுதுகிறார்.ராஜேஷ் வைத்யா இசை அனைக்கிறார்.கோபி பீம்சிங் இயக்கத்தில் ஆதிபராசக்தி உருவாகியுள்


Caption: Film actress Sukanya at the Crafts-Utsav exhibition held at D.K. Kalyana Mandapam in Chennai on April 14, 2006.

As Chief Guest in Film Festival

Actress Sukanya took part in the opening ceremony.

LIGHTS, ACTION: Actress Sukanya lights the traditional lamp to mark the inauguration of the second Chennai International Film Festival at Anand theatre. Director Bharathirajaa and K.V. Anbazhagan, Minister for Information and Public Relations, look o n.

Suganya releases first album Azhagu.

Yesteryear heroine Suganya, who has starred in more than 75 films, is all set to don a new role off-the-screen. Suganya, who has taken training in classical arts in Kalakshetra, Chennai, has decided to try her hands on music composing and writing lyrics. Azhagu, Suganya�s first work as a music composer and lyricist will be released on Sunday. I wanted the cassette to be released by poet Valee and composer Viswanathan, said the actress who further notified that the first copy will be received by actress Lakshmi while her mentor-director Bharathiraja will give it out.There are about 10 songs in the Azhagu album sung by singers including S.P.B, Chitra, S.Janaki, Harish Ragavendra, Srinivas and Karthick.
Mar 26, 2005, 12:24

Dancing to the tune(Excellent Performance)

(From right) Suganya, Gayatri and Keerthana perform at `Paattum Bharathamum'

IT WAS quite an unusual programme - hit film songs, old and new. But what made the difference was that the songs were all dance numbers, and popular film and TV personalities danced to these tunes.
"Paattum Bharathamum" held by Bharathakala Academy in association with DLM Digital studio and Kosmic group featured actresses Suganya, Keerthana, Gayathri and actor Ramji all of whom had the audience spell bound.
The special dance movements were choreographed by Pushkala Ramesh. The proceeds went to V-Excel, an organisation working for physically and mentally-challenged persons.
Kandasamy Bharathan of Kavithalaya gave Rs.60,001 and Tamil Film Producers Council president `Sathya Jothi' Thyagarajan gave Rs. 10,000. Film star `Jayam' Ravi, who was the chief guest, felt that such programmes helped to elevate the taste of audience. Music director Deva wanted to hold the similar programme in other places also.


Tamil film actress Suganya who is anchoring Magalir Mattum for the Jaya TV Channel's weekly programme to be telecast on Sundays 5.30 PM stared from September 30th. Besides, the channel has arranged an additional competition titled "Mrs Fair & Lovely" for married women. Among various shows that are telecast in the Jaya TV Channel Magalir Mattum is entering its fourth year with a large number of women's participation.

Classical is the mother of styles - Sukanya and Kala on dance, cinema and reality shows

Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Thursday, Jul 12, 2007

Two decades under the arc lights and Sukanya is still restless. She wants to write more, direct a film, complete her second music album, and do women-centric roles. Right from her debut in the Bharathiraja film “Pudhu Nellu Pudhu Naathu”, she had it coming – the choicest directors, versatile roles and the cream of co-stars. Today as Shanthi in the long-running serial “Anandham” (Sun TV), the classical dancer-turned-actor has wowed the small sc reen audience too.

When Kollywood’s Kala Master shouts 1,2,3 on the sets, stars are up on their feet. Trained or not in dance, this thirty-plus National Award winning choreographer can make everyone jump, jive and gyrate to her tunes. Give her a romanti c duet (the mellifluous “Roja” songs), a classical number (“Ra, ra” from Chandramukhi) or a dappankuthu (“Chocolate”), the petite dance master makes them come alive on the screen, step by step.

Conversation :

When the old-time buddies meet for a Take Two it is pure synchrony. Chitra Swaminathan tunes in…

Sukanya What’s it like to make today’s stars match steps with you?

Kala Not very difficult. They are sharp and quick on the uptake. Even those as stiff as wood manage to shake a leg within a few weeks after attending a dance school.

Sukanya It’s the exposure and awareness I guess that gives them the confidence. I was amazed to see Jyotika do that classical number so beautifully in “Chandramukhi”.

Kala I knew it was a big risk to make a non-classical dancer do the number. Jo too was apprehensive. But she was game for the hard work and mastered the moves. I was so thrilled with her performance that I gifted her a lovely silk sari while she gave me a diamond bracelet.

Sukanya That’s unfair. I have danced perfectly to your tunes several times but you never bought me gifts. (Both laugh). What fun we had doing that song from the Malayalam film “Tooval Kottaram”! I like your approach to film choreography. You do not make it appear frivolous. Rather it’s a happy blend of different dance styles, particularly, Indian folk and classical.

Kala Only yesterday I was listening to that hit number of yours “Chinna Rajave” in which you danced with Prabhu Deva.

Sukanya While doing the song I suggested that he include some comic elements and he thought it was a wonderful idea. The song was such as a rage that wherever I went people would tell me to sing a few lines. Wish I had been able to tak e time off to complete my training in music.

Kala I have heard you sing in many shows. Nothing can match the joy of listening to or performing classical music and dance. I was delighted when I got to do the “Ra ra” number. Such compositions are hard to come by in film s today. So I decided to give my all to this song. And luckily it has proved to be a milestone in my career. Actually there’s no genre as film dance. Like you said, it is an outcome of multiple influences and there are no boundaries. If the choreographer is classically trained, it would give him/her an edge and the sustaining power.

Sukanya After all classical is the mother of all styles. Once you master it, you are sure to put your best foot forward. I studied at Kalakshetra and was also part of the legendary Chandralekha’s troupe. So I had a taste of the t raditional and the contemporary. Chandralekha was a pioneer in many ways. She did then what many are trying to do now – portray themes relevant to the times.

Kala One performance that had a deep impact on me is Padma Subramaniam’s Kuravanji dance drama. Her face is a canvas of expressions. Making you cry one moment and laugh aloud the next. The attention she gives to detail is remarka ble. This is how a classical performance should be – thought-provoking and entertaining at the same time. Being a dancer, acting must have come naturally to you?

Sukanya True. On the stage you can afford to be melodramatic in order to make your facial expressions visible to the person seated in the last row, unlike in cinema, where you have to be a complete natural.

Kala There’s no retake on stage and your individual effort will be appreciated. Stage performers need to know about every department — lighting, sound, set, music and costume. Films are a team effort. No individual is b lamed when a film fails. Thanks to the media, people now recognise the work of those behind the camera.

Sukanya Do you go by each actor’s personality while choreographing?

Kala Absolutely. If the actor is at ease doing the movements, the choreographer’s job is half done.

Sukanya Do you never tire of dressing up songs?

Kala I have always wanted to dance and do nothing else. I learnt classical dance by watching my elder sister, who trained at Padmini’s school. It was only later that I also enrolled myself in a dance class. My sister married Ragh uram master, a popular choreographer. I would miss no opportunity to accompany him to the sets and soon became his assistant. Once I filled in for him as he was busy with another film. I was 14 then. It was my first individual assignment. And Kala soon became Kala master. Over the years, I feel dance has become more about technology than emotion.

Sukanya But technology cannot replace the traditional appeal of an art… It’s heartening to see there is so much talent now. Look at the kids contesting in reality shows. Remember the one we judged in Kerala? It was so diffi cult to choose the winners.

Kala Television’s reach is incredible. It has managed to shrink the world.

Sukanya I was shocked to see people buying DVDs of serials abroad. The small screen success has given me a new high.

The Besant Nagar Sisters

(Sukanya with her sister Geetha)
Thursday, April 14, 2005

Geetha Sridhar is jovial and chatty as she searches through the video cassettes in the corner of the sitting room in her comfortable terraced house in Fulham, south west London. She's trying to find a tape of her sister Sukanya's Doordarshan interview, broadcast earlier this year. Sukanya has been ill, but has recovered enough to face an informal interview. Do I want anything? Tea? Coffee?

The video is found and played, while Geetha pops down to the kitchen and doors creak and click, as female figures glide and murmur peripherally. On the small screen an ordinary looking woman interviews an extremely glamorous one about the latter's film career. The interview is conducted in Tamil but, as with Hindi, there are helpful bursts of English to guide the novice. There are also fascinating film clips, indicating a prolific and varied output.

Something, probably an urgent whisper from her bossy big sis, prompts Sukanya Ramesh to enter the room. Vanakkams and smiles are exchanged and, gentlemen, the camera does not lie. Sukanya is also graceful, elegant and soft-spoken - a credit to Indian womanhood.

Geetha joins us with tea and snacks and sends Sukanya to fetch what turns out to be a very impressive CV.

Sukanya has appeared in 70 films, in the four regional languages of Tamil, Telegu, Malayalam and Kannada. Four of them have won National awards, including the Kamal Hasan starrer Indian (1996), which was dubbed into Hindi and retitled Hindustani. Sukanya was given Best Actress awards from the Tamil Nadu State Government for the films Chinna Gounder, Sentamizh Paatu, and Solaiamma. The State Government also recognised her service to the arts by conferring upon her the title of Kalaimamani.

It's this remarkable track record that I had just seen documented by Doordarshan. Sukanya explains that the hour-long TV special, with its many costume changes, was filmed on one day 'from eleven until seven.' Such was the DD team's enthusiasm that they returned early next morning to capture a rare dawn sequence, with the sun rising over the Bay of Bengal, on the beach near the artist's family home in Besant Nagar, Chennai. 'We are very lucky to live by the beach,' Sukanya adds, explaining the visuals. 'I often practise my dancing there.'

While Geetha dives back into the video collection, we talk about Sukanya's TV work. She has appeared in many serials, again in all four of the main south Indian languages. It's clear that she relishes negative roles rather than what she calls 'the goody heroine,' these characters having an element of Shakti. But 'My Mom used to get scared,' Sukanya says. 'She would ask "What are you going to do this week?" '

The mythological genre continues to flourish, and Sukanya plays a daughter of Ravana in the Tamil serial Indrajit. A Telegu drama, Bhakta Rama Das, in which she plays Mahalakshmi, is 'yet to come on screen.'

Geetha fishes out the tape of Thakadimitha she has been looking for. This is a new concept - a Bharathanatyam game show. Sukanya presents the programme, broadcast internationally on Jaya TV. 'All the famous dancers of Chennai have come as judges,' she says. 'I have shot for three months in advance, since the reach is very good.'

Watching the video, Sukanya proves to be an excellent presenter, addressing the camera calmly and clearly, with none of the fake enthusiasm typically employed by game show hosts the world over.

Thakadimitha is in four sections. Sukanya herself introduces and demonstrates a specific aspect of Bharatanatyam technique, in a short performance. Then her four young competitors show their mettle in the remaining three sections, performing BN moves to classical, western pop and Tamil film music. The guest judge makes her difficult choice and prizes are awarded. Fast moving and, in the nature of these things, superficial, there's still a refreshing honesty about the programme, and its educational content is laudable.

Noting my interest in Sukanya's film career, Geetha points out that the sisters' grandmother, Jayalakshmi, was a film actress of the 1930s. 'We come from a very artistic family,' she says. 'It has jumped one generation, although one of our uncles is a famous veena player.' Geetha shows me an autographed CD by Dr S Balachander.

'We both started learning Bharathanatyam when we were four years old,' Geetha continues. 'Our dad worked for a fertiliser company and we moved around quite a lot, so we learned from different teachers. When we were eight or nine, we settled in Madras. I went to Kalakshetra and, later on, my sister got a scholarship there. We've always done everything together!'

Sukanya concurs: 'We used to be very active in sports, too. In fact, if there was anything happening in our community, we would be there. People used to call us the Besant Nagar Sisters!' Geetha chimes in, and they both laugh uproariously.
'My parents were very encouraging,' Geetha continues. 'We were lucky, considering we come from a very orthodox, Brahmin family. They only had a slight reservation, when Sukanya went into films. But she has been so successful, and we are all proud of her.

'After four years training at Kalakshetra, we joined Chandralekha's company. She had just started coming back to Bharathanatyam, and was looking for good, trained dancers. She insisted that both of us joined her group. We knew this was an amazing woman. She taught us how to think as dancers and gave us roles that were suitable to us.'

As members of Chandralekha's company, the pair toured the Soviet Union and the Federal Republic of Germany. Geetha concludes: 'Madam [Sukanya] slowly branched off into films, then I got married and moved to the UK, where my husband was already working.'

During the summer, Geetha and Sukanya performed together to film music in Chennai, in a programme to celebrate Doordarshan's twenty-ninth anniversary. For Geetha, the India visit was an opportunity to teach her eight year old daughter something about her culture: 'I visited about 30 temples, partly for research and partly to show my daughter "This is what a temple looks like." '

'I also spoke to a lot of my old gurus. It was interesting to hear their point of view. They are very worried about losing the tradition and concerned to keep Bharathanatyam "pure", but I find it very difficult to explain to my students sometimes.' Geetha says that some of the stories or mythology told to students may seem far-fetched or irrelevant to their lives and experience. 'Hence, I feel that there is a need for change.'

Sukanya agrees: 'There's a lot of this Contemporary dance that I hear about, but don't see in Madras. Now I too think it's time for another change. A person grows only if he experiments new things.'

Musical Talent

Bitten by the music bug is Sukanya. The yesteryear heroine of Tamil cinema, Sukanya had recently played a mother's role in P Vasu's Thottal Poo Malarum.

The actress is on a visit to London and once she returns to Chennai she would commence works to come out with a devotional music album.

Sukanya, an acclaimed dancer herself, had released an album last year titled Bhakthi. Plans are on to get prominent singers sing in the album, which would be released before this year-end.

Kalai Selvam Award & Honour by Sowcar Janaki

"Kalai Selvam Award" was presented by Cinema Artists Association to Director Sridhar, Producers S. Thaanu, A.SE. Ibrahim Rauther, Kripa Sankar and actress Sukanya on 19-8-1997. Honourable Minister Arcot Veerasamy distributed the awards.

Sukanya has a peculiar acting style of not moving her eyebrows while acting.Sukanya is definitely a w'ful actress. Sowkar janaki had praised her many occasions particularly for the films like aaha, Indian etc.

Marriage Receptions - Photos

He are few photos of the few actors reception photos where sukanya has been participated in those functions.

Ajith Shalini

Suganya a "jack of several arts"

Suganya is now considered to be a `jack of several arts'. Versatile dancer and actor, she has also written lyrics and composed music. She has even crooned songs. Suganya talks about herself, her films and also her prized possessions.

I am a practical and simple person. I am an ardent fan of any kind of art like music and dance.

So far, I have done 90 films. But still I remember how director Bharathiraaja selected me for "Puthu Nellu Puthu Nathu." The credit for bringing out my acting talent goes to my guru.
I love all the roles I performed. It is difficult to choose the best from the films I did. Besides "Pudhu Nellu Pudhu Nathu", I have some very good films such as "Sagaram Saakshi" (Malayalam) and "Chinna Gounder", "Thaalattu", "Walter Vetrivel" and "Indian". Another best film from Malayalam is "Kana Kinavu", which received the Nargis Dutt award.

My `Azhagu' cassette was a success. I wrote the lyrics and also composed the music for it. People appreciated my work and congratulated me. I was particularly happy with the recognition from poet Vaali, who lauded the lyrics particularly `Kattalai' song. I was really thrilled. On my request he gave me an appreciation letter. It is now among the collection of appreciation letters given by Ilaiyaraaja, S. Janaki, and S.P.Balasubramaniam. For me it is a treasure. In fact Vaali asked me to continue writing.
Another person who congratulated me was Sowcar Janaki, especially for my old woman role in "Indian".
My lyrics for the second album is ready but I am not getting time to sit with musicians to compose the tunes. I need a week's time to make the lyrics into songs. There are love songs and also songs on other themes.

Recently I got an offer for singing in an advertisement jingle. I sang the piece. Then they asked me to sing all the ten verses in the song.
I recently shot two short films in London. One is about dance and the other is a good social subject. They are titled "Check Mate" (directed by Siva) and "Shanthi" (Nithyanandam). Both have come out very well.
I do not think acting in small screen is in anyway inferior to the big screen. In fact, a good actor would prefer performing in the small screen as it allows a person to display versatility.

Sukanya Beauty Secret

கலாக்ஷேத்ராவில் நடனம் பயின்ற மாணவி என்பதால் அந்த நடனப் பயிற்சியே எனக்குச் சிறந்த உடற்பயிற்சிக்கு அஸ்திவாரமாய் அமைந்திருக்கிறது. நடனக் கலை பயின்று, தேர்ச்சி பெற்றிருப்பதால் அழகையும், கவர்ச்சியையும் பாதுகாத்துக்கொள்ள முடிகிறது. நடிப்பாற்றலையும் வளர்த்துக்கொள்ள முடிகிறது. ஆகவே, அழகுப் பராமரிப்பில் எனக்கு எந்தப் பிரச்னையும் இல்லை!

அழகும், உடலமைப்பும் பொருத்தமாக அமைந்திருந்தால் ஒரு பெண்ணுக்கு எத்தகைய உடையும் ஏற்றதாய் அமைந்துவிடும். உதாரணமாக, என்னால் கிராமத்துப் பெண்ணாகவும், அதே நேரத்தில் நாகரிக நங்கையாகவும் தோற்றமளித்து, இந்த இரு தோற்றங்களிலும் மக்களின் பாராட்டைப் பெற முடிந்திருக்கிறது! சிலர், இன்னாருக்கு இன்ன நிறம் பொருத்தமாய் இருக்கும், இன்ன நிறம் பொருத்தமாய் இராது என்று கூறுவார்கள். சிவப்பாக இருப்பவர்கள் எந்த நிறத்திலும் உடை அணியலாம். கொஞ்சம் கறுப்பாகவோ, மாநிறத்திலோ தோற்றமளிப்பவர்கள் கொஞ்சம் மங்கலான வண்ண உடைகளை அணிவது நல்லது. என்னைப் பொறுத்தவரை எத்தகைய உடை வகைகளையும் அணிந்து கொள்வேன். இதில்தான் அழகாக இருப்பேன், இதில் இருக்க மாட்டேன்… என்பதல்ல. எந்த உடையிலும். எந்த ஒப்பனையிலும் அழகாகத் தோற்றம் தருவேன் என்பது என் நம்பி்கை.

Bharatanatyam Tour Programs(outside india)

மாதம் ஒரு முறை கலை நிகழ்ச்சிகளுக்காக வெளிநாடு செல்கிறார் சுகன்யா. இவர் கலந்து கொள்ளும் நிகழ்ச்சியில் சுகன்யாவின் பரதத்துக்கு ஸ்பெஷல் வரவேற்பு இருக்கும.

Raguvaran and Sukanya on Koffee with Anu

Thursday, October 05, 2006
Raguvaran and SukanyaOn 7.10.06, Nescafe Sunrise Koffee with Anu, this week will feature special guests actors Raguvaran and Sukanya. Raguvaran is popular for his subtle acting and one can never forget his famous dialogue 'I know, I know..' from Puriyada Pudir.

Popular for the villain roles he has performed with elan, Raguvaran has not appeared much on television shows
so far, except for an exclusive interview with Madan in Madans Thirai Parvai.

He has spoken from his heart, revealing his emotional side and shared his personal and professional life with the host of the show, Anu Hassan.

Along with him, the other guest for the day is the able actor Sukanya, who debuted in director Bharathiraja's Pudhu Nellu Pudhu Naathu and went on to become very popular thereafter.

She is a versatile classical dancer who has taken training in classical arts in Kalakshetra. Sukanya has appeared in more than 75 films and paired with all the top-notch Heroes like Vijayakanth, Satyaraj and Kamal Haasan.

Anu Hassan would be probing into the ups and downs in Raghuvaran's and Sukanya's professional and personal lives.

Apperance so far in Small Screen

In TV she has done some serials in Tamil.

Jannal - Raj Tv(K.Balachander)[Completed]
Anantham - Sun TV [Completed]
Adhi parasakthi - Raj TV [ongoing]
Thakathimitha - Jeya TV. [[Completed]
Vandargal Vendrargal(chat show) - Imayam TV [[Completed]
Iyappan Serial - Vijay TV & Asianet [Completed]
Fairever magalir mattum - Jeya TV(few weeks)[Completed]

And her upcoming assignments are Andal directed by j.k rithesh for kalaignar tv.

She has also appeared in few advertsiments.
Ortho Cure - Oil
Jeya Chandran Textiles - School uniform
CSC - computer course
Thanga mayil - Jewellery ADvt

She has also done a Bharatanatyam show in Jeya TV.

List and details of the fims

S.No Name of the movie Hero Year Language
1 Pudhu Nellu Puddhu Nathu Ragul 1991 Tamil
2 Chinna Gounder Vijay kanth 1991 Tamil
3 Sakkarai devan Vijay kanth 1993 Tamil
4 Mahanadhi Kamal Hasan 1993 Tamil
5 Indian Kamal Hasan 1996 Tamil
6 Thirumathi Palanachami Satyaraj 1992 Tamil
7 Walter Vetrivel Satyaraj 1993 Tamil
8 Udan Pirappu Satyaraj 1995 Tamil
9 Senathipathi Satyaraj 1996 Tamil
11 Chinna Jameen Karthik 1993 Tamil
12 Seeman Karthik 1993 Tamil
13 Illavarasan Sarath kumar Tamil
14 Captain Sarath kumar Tamil
15 Mahaprabhu Sarath kumar Tamil
16 Raja Pandi Sarath kumar Tamil
17 Adityan Sarath kumar Tamil
18 Chinna Maaplai Prabhu 1993 Tamil
19 Sentamil Pattu Prabhu 1992 Tamil
20 Mr.Madras Prabhu 1995 Tamil

Quick Review of Her Entry

Sukanya was introduced by the great director Bharathiraja in the movie Pudhu Nellu Pudhu Naathu. She made entry into the cine field through this movie in 1991. And after that she has acted in almost top heroes films in Tamil, Telugu , Malayalam and Kannada.

Some of the top most heores :

Kamal hasan, Satyaraj,prabhu,karthik, vijaykanth : Tamil

Jagapathy babu : telugu

Mammooty, Mohanlal, jayaram : Malayalam

Ravichandran : Kannada

She has done more than 80 films in all the 4 languages.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I st Profession : Actress
II nd Profession : Bharatnatyam Dancer
IIIrd Profession : Music Composer

Actress and Bhartanatyam exponent Suganya turned music composer and lyric writer recently. Her first album Azhagu was released at a function in Chennai in the presence of the giants of the music world. Veterans S Janaki, Chitra and SP Balasubramaniam have lent their voice to the album along with young singer Harish Raghavendra. Veteran music director MS Vishwanathan and Gangai Amaran, lyricist Valee, comedian Nagesh, actress Lakshmi and actor Nepolean blessed the new enterant and wished her a bright future. The audio is predominantly devotional and the lyrics came to Suganya in flashes. She wrote it down and then with Amaran’s backing approached all the big singers who agreed to sing for the debutant music director. “I am obeying God’s order,” said Suganya.

Entry into Cinema

Having been so involved in the classical arts, what made Sukanya turn to films? With her trademark disarming smile, she says, "Acting just happened. When I was selected as the heroine for the film "Puthu Nellu Puthu Nathu" I wasn't exactly overwhelmed with joy. I always wanted to do something different. So when the opportunity came, I was just happy to do it. It was only after the film's release that I thought I was capable of acting. This was enough to motivate me to do roles that not only satisfied me, but also film-goers. "Walter Vetrivel" and "Indian" are fine examples of how I explored my creative urge. But even when I was doing films, dance continued to be an all-consuming passion."